Despite writing about packing and vacation planning all day long, I’m not exactly the expert in actually doing either in a responsible manner. Usually, I think about making a packing list all the way up to a few hours before my actual flight, at which point I’m stuck throwing tons of pieces into my carry-on and hoping for the best. The result? Me ending up in Berlin without a coat, jacket, or any outerwear option at all and touching down in Mexico City sans a single pair of walking shoes.
Given that I’m flying to Miami for the Formula One Grand Prix in roughly 24 hours and have yet to take out my suitcase, I clearly haven’t learned my lesson. Luckily, I live in a city that allows me to never be more than a walk, train ride, or cab ride away from Zara, and right now, everything the brand has in stock feels primed for a tropical vacation. Ahead, see which items I’m planning to buy and pack when I sprint over to whichever one is closest to me before I take off tomorrow.